6. Functions and an Introduction to Recursion


In this chapter you’ll:

• Construct programs modularly from functions.

• Use common math library functions.

• Pass data to functions and return results.

• Learn how the function call and return mechanism is supported by the function call stack and activation records.

• Use random number generation to implement game-playing applications.

• Learn how the visibility of identifiers is limited to specific regions of programs.

• Write and use recursive functions.

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